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What 16 Popular Musicians Looked Like Before They Hit The Spotlight

People assume that all the famous singers we saw on the stage have a glamorous background and they’ve always lived a life of ease. However, the majority of famous singers we knew actually have a struggling start. In the journey of pursuing her dream, they faced up with many difficulties to make their dream come true. Let’s look at 16 popular musicians at the start of their careers below and be ready to read their stories!

#1. Ed Sheeran

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I bet that Ed Sheeran is not strange to us. He is one of the most talented English singer-songwriters. We are familiar with his songs such as Shape of You, Perfect, Bad Habits, etc. Ed Sheeran began writing songs around the age of eleven. Since he was small, he had a cute and round face. This feature is unchanged over time and is a signature of Ed Sheeran.

#2. Cardi B

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Fans love Cardi B because she is open and straightforward about everything, including her plastic surgery in the past. Before hitting the spotlight, Cardi B had a small butt and she tried to work out but didn’t get the expected results. Therefore, she decided to get plastic surgery. We have to admit that her look is more gorgeous now.

#3. Billie Eilish

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Billie Eilish is a new presentative for the young generation in Hollywood. Eilish grew up in a musical family which instilled her passion for music since then. The talented songwriter had a beautiful face before rising to fame.

#4. Ariana Grande

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Ariana Granda’s style has been evolving since she came into the spotlight. From 2009 to 2012, Ariana Grande’s hair color was always red. After that time, she followed a more mature style and hit the peak of beauty.

#5 Lana Del Rey

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Lana Del Rey is now a top singer-songwriter in the United States. Her music and writing are unique and special. Before hitting the spotlight, Del Rey also underwent many difficulties. Despite a tumultuous and slow beginning, Del Rey remained strong and her fame is now a direct result of her passion and talent.

#6 Post Malone

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Post Malone is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to fame for blending genres and subgenres of pop, R&B, hip-hop, and trap. Before becoming famous, Del Rey’s face had no tattoos. Now, he is more recognizable with the unique tattoo on his face.

#7. Lorde

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Lorde is known for her unconventional musical styles and unique songwriting. She expressed her interest in music in her early teens. Lorde’s beauty was unchanged over time and blossomed when she reached 20.

#8. Dua Lipa

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Dua Lipa is famous for her signature disco-pop sound. Lipa comes from a creative family so she has developed a style and sound that’s all her own. While growing up in London, Dua Lipa had a very musical childhood. Her father usually played music at home. Later in life, she chose to pursue music instead of the university and her parents were supportive of her decision.

#9. Bebe Rexha

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Bebe Rexha is an American music composer and singer-songwriter. She has written songs for famous artists like Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, etc. From her early childhood, Bebe Rexha wanted to be an artist. Her parents also advocated her dreams and she deserved all the success that she gained nowadays.

#10. Rita Ora

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Rita Ora is a famous British singer and songwriter. She was born in Kosovo and attended a performing arts school. Later, Rita began performing at open mic sessions around London and she rose to fame in 2012 when featuring on DJ Fresh’s single, “Hot Right Now”, which ranked number one in the UK.

#11 Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj is well-known for her versatility as an artist and the animated flow in her rapping. Minaj’s mother was a singer so later, Minaj attended a performing art school and after graduation, she followed her passion as an artist.

#12 Iggy Azalea

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Iggy Azalea is an Australian rapper. She began rapping at the age of 14. In pursuit of her desire to move to America, Azalea dropped out of high school to work and save money. In 2016, she traveled to the United States. She gained public recognition after releasing the music videos for her songs “Pussy” and “Two Times” on Youtube.

#13 Halsey

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Halsey is a famous American singer. Halsey played violin, viola, and cello until moving on to the guitar when she was 14 years old. She started writing music when she was 17 and in 2012, she began posting videos to social media sites such as Youtube, and Tumblr and became known for a parody of Taylor Swift’s song.

#14 Avril Lavigne

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Avril Lavigne is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress. Her mother recognized her talent for music when she was two years old. When Lavigne was 14 years old, her parents took her to karaoke sessions. At the age of 16, she signed a contract with Arista Records, and her debut album, Let Go (2002) is the best-selling album of the 21st century by a Canadian artist.

#15 Shakira

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Shakira is a distinguished Colombian singer. She is known as the “Queen of Latin Music”. At the age of eight, Shakira wrote her first song. She debuted when she was only 13 years old. Shakira rose to fame when she released two albums: Pies Descalzos (1995) and Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998)

#16. Kylie Minogue

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Kylie is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She gained public recognition when reinventing herself in music and fashion. Minogue has achieved worldwide record sales of more than 70 million and has received numerous music awards.

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